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Miner has meet to remember

GRANTS PASS — Saturday was a memorable one for Ashland senior Matt Miner.

In the final regular track meet of his prep career, Miner set a 1,500-meter personal best by four seconds at the 59th annual Grants Pass Rotary.

Later that evening, Miner attended the Ashland High prom.

But before the festivities could begin, Miner had to take care of business. He did that by running the final lap in 61 seconds, well ahead of the field during his only race of the day, to finish in 3 minutes, 57.61 seconds, which ranks tops in Class 5A and third statewide.

"Incredible," Ashland coach Bob Julian Sr. said of Miner's performance. "That's quite an accomplishment."

The meet offered multiple standout individual achievements. The signature event was the boys' 800, featuring eight runners with personal bests under two minutes. Phoenix junior Elliott Jantzer, a three-time state distance champion fresh off 1,500 and 3,000 victories at the Oregon Relays in Eugene, turned in another strong performance.

Springfield's Tim Costin, the sixth seed, sprinted ahead of the pack for the first lap, but Jantzer and Rogue River sophomore Cole Watson quickly overtook the top spots.

Jantzer then pulled away from Watson in the final 200 meters of the race to finish in 1:54.56. Watson, who had been unbeaten in that event, finished in 1:55.97.

"For me, that was the goal of the day to see what I could do against him (Watson)," Jantzer said. "I figured if there's anyone in the race who could beat him, it was me. I just went after it."

Despite not sporting a single first-place finisher, the North Medford boys won the team title with 61 points.

"It was a good day and we had a lot of good performances," North coach Pieter Voskes said. "Hopefully this suggests better things to come. We just kind of nickeled and dimed it. We picked up those fourth, fifth and sixth (points) and that's how you win districts."

The North girls finished tied for third with 50 points. South Medford finished sixth in boys (33 points) and seventh in girls (30 points).

The Black Tornado boys team was led by a pair of second-place finishers in Almeir Barlow (200) and Richard Zhu (3,000). Barlow, who spent most of the morning taking his SATs, ran 22.79 and Zhu finished in 9:10.91. Brock Bennett took third in the shot put and set a personal best with a throw of 50 feet, 41/2 inches.

The North girls were led by three victories from sophomore sprinter Baylee Hearns. She won the 100 (12.45), despite a "bad" start, and the 200 (25.59).

"I was pretty lucky to come back (in the 100)," Hearns said. "It was just a bad start. We were working with (the takeoff) yesterday, and I was thinking about it too much. It happens. You don't have great races all the time. My 200 was revenge."

Hearns also ran the final leg of the winning 4x100 relay team with Andrea Egge, Tanika Woolfolk and Kate Folsom.

Folsom also earned second in the 100 hurdles (16.36).

Rebecca Viets led the South girls with a victory in the triple jump (34-43/4), surpassing 34 feet for the third consecutive meet.

Mitch Singler ran a 50.8 relay split as the anchor for the South boys 4x400, which captured the top mark with a time of 3:28.08. Freshman Ryan Perry reset the school's freshman record in the 1,500 in 4:07.93, good for eighth place on Saturday in a talented field.

The majority of South's success came in the freshman/sophomore division. The Panther boys took first.

"We were a little flat today," South coach Bill Rowan said. "We could have competed better. We've got to sharpen up."

Eagle Point's Jacob Ringrose won the 110 hurdles (15.56) and Illinois Valley's Larry Ragsdale held the top time in the 300 hurdles (39.59). Rogue River's Joe Christie took second in the long jump (20-61/2) and Josh Houghton took second in the high jump by clearing 6-2, a Southern Sky Conference best and a PR by four inches.

Crater's Cheree Clark won the javelin (132-1), while Cascade Christian's Rachelle Buck set a Sunset League-best and PR in the discus with a toss of 120-8 to finish in second place.

The St. Mary's girls' 4x400 relay team of MacKenzie Krieser, Morgan Martin, Nikki Steinsiek and Rebecca Tribelhorn took second behind a powerful Henley team in 4:10.24. Henley won in 4:04.33.

One meet record fell on Saturday and it came in the pole vault with Lindsay Beard of South Eugene, Kelsy Hintz of Del Norte and Moriah Roberge of Marshfield each clearing 12 feet. Hintz set the previous record of 11-10 in 2007.

BOYS

TEAM SCORES — North Medford 61, Marshfield 49, Henley 44, Churchill 43, Klamath Union 40, West Valley 33, South Medford 33, Springfield 31, Central Valley 25.3, North Valley 24, Ashland 23.3, Rogue River 22, Eagle Point 20, Douglas 19.3, Gold Beach 19, Pleasant Hill 19, South Eugene 18, Illinois Valley 17, Grants Pass 15, Roseburg 13, Phoenix 12, Mazama 12, Hidden Valley 11, Thurston 10, Oakridge 10, Cascade Christian 8, Sandy 7, Days Creek 6, Siuslaw 5, Brookings-Harbor 5, St. Marys 4, Corvallis 3.

SHOT PUT — 1, Paul Gutzman, NV, 52-101/2; 2, Andy Miller, WV, 50-6; 3, Brock Bennett, NM, 50-41/2; 4, Aaron Boehland, Sprn, 48-91/2; 5, Brady Whitman, Ros, 48-33/4; 6, Jennings Stewart, GP, 47-9;

DISCUS — 1, Andy Miller, WV, 156-11; 2, Mitch Longwill, GB, 149-6; 3, Willy Johnson, DC, 148-9; 4, Sam Moore, KU, 139-4; 5, Blake Bithell, San, 139-3; 6, John Tardieu, GP, 138-8;

JAVELIN — 1, Brian Keebler, Thur, 188-1; 2, Cory Miller, Chur, 183-9; 3, Tim Urista, Dou, 181-1; 4, Will Messerle, Mrsh, 180-1;5, Brock Bennett, NM, 178-5; 6, Dustin Haines, SE, 177-10;

HIGH JUMP — 1, Danny Staats, Hen, 6-8; 2, tie Kevin Godfrey, D, Eroc Caru, CV, Josh Houghton, Ash, 6-2; 5, Levi Meline, Mrsh, 6-0; 6, James Myrvold, San, 5-10;

LONG JUMP — 1, Trent Davis, Sprn, 20-9; 2, Joe Christie, RR, 20-61/2; 3, Dane Arispe, NM, 20-6; 4, Derek Woodland, Hen, 20-21/2; 5, Kevin Rose, NV, 20-1/4; 6, Saxon Gotfried, HV, 20-0'

TRIPLE JUMP — 1, Caleb Kruse, Marsh, 44-10; 2, Derek Larman, Maz, 42-63/4; 3, Dane Arispe, NM, 41-101/4; 4, Matt Estes, SM, 41-7; 5, Derek Woodland, Hen, 41-31/2; 6, John Rymer, Mrsh, 41-11/4;

POLE VAULT — 1, Ethan Ostrom, WV, 15-0; 2, Greg Eckes, Mrsh, 15-0; 3, Charlie Beard, SE, 14-6; 4, Kevin Godfrey, D, 14-6; 5, Chase Farthing, St.M, 13-6; 6, Robby Mannenbach, EP, 13-0;

110-METER HURDLES — 1, Jacob Ringrose, EP, 15.5; 2, Aaron Nelson, PH, 15.5; 3, Caleb Kruse, Mrsh, 15.6; 4, Derek Woodland, Hen, 15.6; 5, Daniel Cropper, Ash, 15.6; 6, Eric Cary, CV, 15.6;

300-METER HURDLES — 1, Larry Ragsdale, IV, 39.5; 2, Aaron Nelson, PH, 40.7; 3, Jacob Ringrose, EP, 41.0; 4, Caleb Kruse, Mrsh, 41.5; 5, Micah Diaz, SM, 41.9; 6, Lorenzo Vasquez, Ros, 42.3;

100 METERS — 1, Mark Brooks, KU, 11.2; 2, Dusty Jarvis, Spr, 11.3; 3, Joe Christie, RR, 11.4; 4, Daniel Blasher, SE, 11.4; 5, David Bonotto, GB, 11.6; 6, Colton Silveria, CV, 11.6;

200 METERS — 1, Mark Brooks, KU, 22.4; 2, Almeir Barlow, NM, 22.7; 3, Danny Staats, Hen, 22.9; 4, Dusty Jarvis, Spr, 23.0; 5, Mitch Singler, SM, 23.2; 6, Billy Cochran, CV, 23.3;

400 METERS — 1, Danny Staats, Hen, 48.9; 2, Shane O'Connell, Chu, 49.4; 3, Nathan Moore, GP, 50.8; 4, Larry Ragsdale, IV, 51.0; 5, Joe Hennricks, Ros, 51.4; 6, Justin Severson, NM, 51.7;

800 METERS — 1, Elliot Jantzer, Pho, 1:54.5; 2, Cole Watson, RR, 1:55.9; 3, Russell Drummond, Chu, 1:58.7; 4, Joey Nelson, SM, 1:59.1; 5, Josh Paul, NM, 2:00.6; 6, Nick Anderson, KU, 2:01.0;

1,500 METERS — 1, Matt Miner, Ash, 3:57.6; 3, Russell Drummond, Chu, 4:01.5; 3, Jared Bassett, Mrsh, 4:01.6; 4, Connor Kasler, HV, 4:03.7; 5, Travis Stevens, Sis, 4:06.1; 6, Joey Nelson, SM, 4:06.5;

3,000 METERS — 1, Max Long, Oak, 8:46.6; 2, Richard Zhu, NM, 9:10.9; 3, Alex Peterson, KU, 9:15.6; 4, Drew Jordan, NV, 9:21.3; 5, Trevor Siperek, WV, 9:22.8; 6, Brad Nelson, Cor, 9:25.6;

4X100-METER RELAY — 1, North Valley (Cody Nicholas, Brady Brummett, Chris Campbell, Ray Kaupel) 43.9; 2, Central Valley, 44.0; 3, Klamath Union, 44.2; 4, North Medford, 44.4; 5, South Eugene, 44.5; 6, Henley 44.6;

4X400-METER RELAY — 1, South Medford ( Griff Bisbee, Micah Diaz, Joey Nelson, Christian Welsh), 3:28.0; 2, Churchill 3:30.9; 3, Cascade Christian, 3:31.2; 4, Grants Pass, 3:31.4; 5, Brookings-Harbor 3:31.4; 6, North Medford, 3:32.3;

GIRLS

TEAM SCORES — West Valley 71, Henley 62, Marshfield 50, North Medford 50, Crater 34, Sandy 30.5, South Medford 30, Churchill 25, Oakridge 25, South Eugene 25, Roseburg 25, Cascade Christian 22, North Valley 21, Klamath Union 20, St. Marys 19, Springfield 19, Ashland 16, Pleasent Hill 16, Del Norte 14, Mazama 13, Brookings-Harbor 11, Corvallis 10, La Pine 10, Grants Pass 8, Gold Beach 7, Hidden Valley 5, Bandon 5, American Christian 5, Douglas 4, Thurston 4, Triad Christian 3, Eagle Point 3, Phoenix .5.

SHOT PUT — 1, Courtney Tripp, San, 38-111/4; 2, Ashley Turner, WV, 37-101/4; 3, Kassi Conditt, LP, 36-93/4; 4, Jasmine Mally, WV, 34-5; 5, Sarah James, Dou, 33-103/4; 6, Tauni Powell, Thu, 33-103/4.

DISCUS — 1, Ashley Turner, WV, 121-05; 2, Rachelle Buck, CC, 120-08; 3, Courtney Tripp, San, 118-08; 4, Rebecca Link, DN, 116-07; 5, Taby Reneman, BH, 113-07; 6, Nicole Bowden, SM, 113-05.

JAVELIN — 1, Cheree Clark, Cra, 132-1; 2, Ashley Moss, San, 126-4; 3, Katie Orr, Cra, 117-00; 4, Tabby Reneman, BH, 111-2; 5, Moriah Roberge, Mar, 110-08; 6, Laura Silva, HV, 108-7.

HIGH JUMP — 1, Alison Worthen, Mar, 5-5; 2, Katey Choukalos, KU, 5-2; 3, Kathleen Pelchar, San, 5-2; 4, Zoe Skordahl, Oak, 5-0; 5, Nichole Barry, WV, 5-0; 6, Samantha Boyd, Oak, 4-10.

LONG JUMP — 1, Katey Choukalos, KU, 17-53/4; 2, Chloe Hunt, Spr, 17-23/4; 3, Alison Worthen, Mar, 17-21/4; 4, Rachel Erickson, Ros, 16-51/4; 5, Jordan Kling, Ash, 16-3; 6, Tori Butler, SE, 16-21/4.

TRIPLE JUMP — 1, Rebecca Viets, SM, 34-43/4; 2, Zoe Skordahl, Oak, 34-1; 3, Mikayla Garrard, Maz, 32-111/4; 4, Jayme McVicker, SE, 32-93/4; 5, Tori Butler, SE, 32-51/2; 6, Chloe Hunt, Spr, 32-5.

POLE VAULT — 1, Lindsay Beard, SE, 12-0; 2, Kelsy Hintz, DN, 12-0; 3, Moriah Roberge, Mar, 12-0; 4, Beth Castro, Ban, 9-6; 5, Katie Wilton, Ros, 9-0; 6, Sammi Poppe, Chu, 8-6.

100-METER HURDLES — 1, Alison Worthen, Mar, 15.61; 2, Kate Folsom, NM, 16.36; 3, Sammi Poppe, Chu, 16.46; 4, Brandi Miller, NV, 16.61; 5, MaKenzie Scott, Mar, 16.66; 6, Samantha Boyd, Oak, 16.71.

300-METER HURDLES — 1, Alison Worthen, Mar, 46.24; 2, Taylor Vandehey, NV, 46.92; 3, Nichole Barry, WV, 48.27; 4, Tia Ingram, Hen, 48.34; 5, Jill Bennett, CC, 48.69; 6, T'Nika Richardson, SE, 48.84.

100 METERS — 1, Baylee Hearns, NM, 12.45; 2, Braidy Bates, PH, 12.50; 3, Elizabeth Thramer, Spr, 13.02; 4, McKenize Redberg, Cor, 13.03; 5, Amanda Oliva, WV, 13.04; 6, Ashleigh Soltis, CC, 13.05.

200 METERS — 1, Baylee Hearns, NM, 25.59; 2, Braidy Bates, PH, 25.99; 3, Crystal McDowell, Ros, 26.34; 4, McKenzie Redberg, Cor, 25.40; 5, Ashleigh Soltis, CC, 26.95; 6, Amanda Oliva, WV, 27.10

400 METERS — 1, Crystal McDowell, Ros, 58.65; 2, Cassie DeBonis, WV, 59.98; 3, Mikayla Garrard, Maz, 1:00.00; 4, Jordan Kling, Ash, 1:00.53; 5, Nikki Steinsiek, StM, 1:00.65; 6, Carolyn Thomas, Ash, 1:00.98.

800 METERS — 1, Kailee Poetsch, Hen, 2:19.63; 2, Katie Waugh, Hen, 2:19.70; 3, Ali Kelly, SM, 2:21.22; 4, Morgan Martin, StM, 2:21.87; 5, Aria Hemphill, Ash, 2:22.15; 6, Emily Olsen, Cra, 2:25.95.

1,500 METERS — 1, Taylor Wallace, Hen, 4:40.27; 2, Lorine Cruz, GP, 4:48.50; 3, Kayleigh Tyerman, Cra, 4:48.77; 4, Corissa Storms, WV, 4:49.47; 5, Maria Ramirez, LP, 4:52.54; 6, Sydney Snook, GB, 4:54.14.

3,000 METERS — 1, Taylor Wallace, Hen, 10:27.58; 2, Corissa Storms, WV, 10:40.91; 3, Piper Delaney, SM, 10:41.45; 4, Bethany Rasmussen, AC, 10:48.30; 5, Sydney Snook, GB, 10:50.99; 6, Rachael Estabrook, TC, 10:57.23.

4X100-METER RELAY — 1, North Medford (Andrea Egge, Tanika Woolfolk, Baylee Hearns, Kate Folsom), 50.04; 2, Churchill, 50.88; 3, Henley, 51.08; 4, West Valley, 51.29; 5, Crater, 51.84; 6, North Valley, 51.90.

4X400-METER RELAY — 1, Henley (Taylor Wallace, Katie Waugh, Stephenie North, Kailee Poetsch), 4:04.33; 2, St. Marys, 4:10.24; 3, Oakridge, 4:13.18; 4, North Medford, 4:14.78; 5, Churchill, 4:17.05; 6, North Valley, 4:17.13.

Reach reporter Luke Andrews at 776-4469, or e-mail landrews@mailtribune.com

Ashland’s Matt Miner looks over at the clock at the finish of the boys 1,500 meters.